Duke has extended an offer to five star scoring guard Romeo Langford.
Langford has already had an impressive spring and has been elevated in the recently released Scout.com rankings. The 6-foot-4, 170 pound guard has is now considered to be the fourth best prospect in the country and the top scoring guard.
Prior to the updated rankings, Langford was considered the nation’s No. 24 overall prospect. So what caused the jump?
“Romeo Langford is a smooth 6-foot-4 shooting guard with deep range on his jumper and high level athleticism,” said Scout.com National Analyst Brian Snow. “He also is showing signs of being able to play point guard while possessing an elite ability to score.”
As a sophomore Langford led his team to a state championship by scoring 46 points against title favorite Southport before finishing the deal in the state finals with 28 points in a second half comeback win for New Albany.<
It’s not just the numbers that are impressive, it’s the overall game according to Snow.
“He’s every bit of 6-foot-4 and is continually getting more athletic. In fact Langford is nearing elite level athleticism, and is so fluid with his hips that he is capable of breaking down defenders by changing speeds and directions in ways that few athletes can.”
“On top of that Langford is a big time shooter from deep. In the state title game, played at Banker’s Life Field House which is the home of the Indiana Pacers, Langford hit multiple NBA three-pointers, and during the season his percentage was also very impressive.”
“As if that weren’t enough, Langford has made the transition from wing guard to combo guard. While he hasn’t quite developed into a full time point guard, he is reminiscent of class of 2016 product Markelle Fultz in that he can play on or off the ball, has great floor vision and is a gifted scorer with size.”
“Beyond that Langford showed a desire to defend, and was committed on the defensive end. He would block shots, rebound and start the break, and also took charges. Overall he projects as a plus defender at multiple spots on the court.”
Stay tuned for more and from Langford from TDD.